Jamey "Juke" Cranstoun, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away on April 19, 2015 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband for 12 years of Kimberley Cranstoun (nee Biddulph), devoted father of Caeley Elisabeth Cranstoun. Dear brother of Mark Cranstoun and his wife Kelly, Steve Cranstoun and his wife Landi and Anne Marie Kunz and her husband Kevin. Jamey was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Noreen Cranstoun (Nunziato).

"I paint a little, work out a little, play guitar a little and play soccer A LOT!" I'm a quiet, normal, shy guy who eats his vegetables (usually), goes to church on Sundays, and likes to learn new things.  I'm a Jack of all trades looking for a Jill'.


This was the description of himself that Jamey placed on a dating website. It typifies him, especially the soccer part. It was also the description that led his wife, Kim, to respond back to Jamey after he initially reached out to her on that website. 

Jamey was a quiet, humble and kind soul. He was the ballast to his wife, Kim's frequent fluctuations. He was a dedicated and devoted father who adored his daughter Caeley. In fact, Jamey's main goals in life were never career or financial success: his goals were simple. He wanted to marry, have children (he'd hoped for 4--his lucky number) and live in an old fixer-upper home with a white picket fence out front. He was able to achieve some of his dreams.  

Jamey was a helpful and brilliant employee during his 10 year career at TD Bank. He made many close and devoted friends there.

 
He was a beast on the soccer field. He wasn't a goal scorer. He definitely wasn't the tallest man on the field. But he was the player every teammate wanted out there--solid, driven, wise dedicated to winning and doing whatever it took to win.  

He was a tender youngest child to his parents Stan and Noreen. He was a loving and caring to his brothers Mark, Steve and his sister Anne Marie. He was a playful and helpful uncle to his nieces and nephews.   He was a friend to many and a help to all he met.


Family and friends are invited to his visitation on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6-9 pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 22, 2015 promptly at 10 am at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit RC Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ. Burial will be in Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve, 101 Steelmantown Rd, Woodbine, NJ 08270 at 1PM.
There will be no visitation on Wednesday prior to Mass nor will there be a procession to the cemetery. Everyone who is interested in attending the burial is kindly asked to meet at the cemetery. 


**The family requests all those celebrating Jamey's life wear bright colors. No black, please.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Samaritan Hospice at www.samaritannj.org/memorial-gifts.

 

Posted by Kelly Workman on April 19, 2018
I really miss my friend today.Sometimes i trick my mind to think your still her.I think I saw you pass to go get Kim coffee.I think I saw you in the back yard or sitting in my kitchen half dressed.Today i really mourn you my friend It took 3 yrs to believe your gone.Today I do wear black because I miss you so very much
Posted by Kelly Cranstoun on April 23, 2015
Dear Kim and Caeley -
"Ta' tu' mo chroi" Gaelic for
You are in my heart~
Now and always - I love you, Kelly , Aunt Kelly

Dear Friends and Family
Jamey’s siblings have set up a Fund to help these two incredible people with medical expenses, which can be very overwhelming! Please consider visiting the link below, thank you in advance for your kindness!
Here is the site for Jamey’s family’s Go Fund Me account – copy and paste
http://www.gofundme.com/jameymemorialfund
Posted by Joanne LoPresti on April 23, 2015
Coach Jamie,
Thank you for everything you taught me when I was on your soccer team in 1st grade. I will miss you!
Caeley, I'm so sorry and I want to give you a big hug right now!
Love, Ellie LoPresti
Posted by Chris Carlozo on April 22, 2015
God be with you Jamie. Your life has blessed this earth and now your soul is content in heaven to watch over Kim and Caley. You will forever be held dear in the hearts of those who loved you.
Posted by Laurie Appel on April 22, 2015
Dear Kim and Caeley, I had the pleasure of knowing Jamey for so many years and the one constant in his life was the love he felt for both of you. Then came soccer, work, and the dogs and all the rest. I will truly miss his presence on this earth....
Posted by Joe Circelli on April 22, 2015
To the Cranstoun Family:

Our thoughts and prayers have been and will be with you. 

Love, The Circelli Family
Posted by Kate Lafond on April 22, 2015
Kim and Caeley, we are praying that throughout these difficult days you are lifted up by the love you have shared. We are praying for you.

With love, Lou, Kate, Jason, and Annabelle Lafond
Posted by Randolph Hodge on April 22, 2015
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Kim, Caeley and family. We are blessed to have known and worked with him.

God Bless,
Kristine & Randolph Hodge
Posted by Ryan Biddulph on April 21, 2015
Having known Jamey for each of those 12 years he fully embodied this beautiful memorial. He devoted his attention, energy and love to a few simple things which he enjoyed more than anything. He is already dearly missed but I also know his brilliance, his intensity, his kindness, and his loving nature will live on through Caeley and through Kim.

Sending all of our love and support.
Posted by David Lipman on April 21, 2015
Kimberley and Caeley

We are very sorry for your loss and offer our deepest condolences. Only time and memories will help heal your hurt and we hope that the both of you can be strong and remember the happy times. If there is anything we can do to help do not hesitate to ask your father.

Michele and David Lipman
Posted by Elaine Powrie on April 21, 2015
Jamey's essence has been captured in this tribute. His personality and character never waivered throughout his life. May the memories of him see you through this difficult time. May his legacy live on in his daughter, Caeley. Peace, love and light are my prayers for you.
Posted by Stephen Mango on April 21, 2015
We offer our deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss.

Your friends at The Patrick School
Posted by Michelle Moravec on April 21, 2015
The thing I remember most about Jamey was his quiet steadiness. I was nervous about seeing him the first time after his diagnosis, but I was so impressed by his equanimity. While I'd have been raging against the dying of a light too soon, Jamey thought only of the things he wanted to get done from taking Caeley to Disney to getting the house finished for Kim.

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.
I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
Dylan Thomas
Posted by Gene Biddulph on April 21, 2015
Dear Kim and Caeley I am sending love to you, I will keep you in my prays. I know I a in Arizona but if you want or need anything just ask.You guys are luckey you now have Jamey in heave watching over you guys, Love you both Uncle Gene
Posted by Cindi Garlit on April 21, 2015
Dear Kim and Caeley,
You are in my prayers and will always have an angel watching over you. I am so sorry for your loss but I know the happy memories will be with you until you meet again. God Bless You!
Ms. Cindi - Guardian Angels School
Posted by Michelle Quinn on April 21, 2015
We are thinking of you, Caeley and your family at this difficult time. We are praying for your strength, praying for your days to slowly get better, praying for you and your family, praying that your memories of Jamey will give some joy and peace and to know he is with God and always watching over you. Love, The Quinn Family
Posted by Debra Broskoskie on April 21, 2015
Kim, Caeley, and Family, Thinking of You all during
this time and we pray for you all that God will give you the strength
to remain strong just like you are. Always keep your family memories alive in your heart they will stay with you always Jamey
will be your angel looking down at u always and protecting you and listening to you always. He will be with you in spirit always.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Love, Debbie White Broskoskie & Family.
Posted by Kelly Workman on April 21, 2015
My dear friend Jamey, remained steadfast in his belief and our Lord Jesus Christ.The many times we talked, prayed and even cried together he always was only worried about Kim and Caeley.Selfless beyond belief and I will miss him for the rest of my days.He lay now in the arms of our Lord.He loved Kim and Caeley with all his heart.I am honored to call him my friend.I pray only that our Lord wrap his arms around Kim and Caeley at this difficult time and always.Love you both, Mom - mom and Poppy Workman
Posted by John Halls on April 20, 2015
I pray for Jamey. I pray the Lord may view him as most beneficent and righteous.
I pray for those closest to Jamey. For his wonderful wife and daughter. For his siblings and their mates. For his nieces and nephews. For his in-laws. For his friends, co-workers and team-mates. May the Lord's Grace give you strength and peace. God bless you all, Amen.
Posted by Amy DiFrancesco-Citsay on April 20, 2015
Kim,Caeley, and family,
Thinking of you during this time. God
grant you the strength to remain strong. Enjoy the memories!
Love,
Amy
Posted by Krissie Neumann on April 20, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with your family during htis difficult time.
~The family of Lexie Neumann

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Posted by Kelly Workman on April 19, 2018
I really miss my friend today.Sometimes i trick my mind to think your still her.I think I saw you pass to go get Kim coffee.I think I saw you in the back yard or sitting in my kitchen half dressed.Today i really mourn you my friend It took 3 yrs to believe your gone.Today I do wear black because I miss you so very much
Posted by Kelly Cranstoun on April 23, 2015
Dear Kim and Caeley -
"Ta' tu' mo chroi" Gaelic for
You are in my heart~
Now and always - I love you, Kelly , Aunt Kelly

Dear Friends and Family
Jamey’s siblings have set up a Fund to help these two incredible people with medical expenses, which can be very overwhelming! Please consider visiting the link below, thank you in advance for your kindness!
Here is the site for Jamey’s family’s Go Fund Me account – copy and paste
http://www.gofundme.com/jameymemorialfund
Posted by Joanne LoPresti on April 23, 2015
Coach Jamie,
Thank you for everything you taught me when I was on your soccer team in 1st grade. I will miss you!
Caeley, I'm so sorry and I want to give you a big hug right now!
Love, Ellie LoPresti
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My Ally

Shared by Kelly Cranstoun on April 20, 2015

Jamey and I became allies back in 1983 the first time I met him.  His brother Mark took me to meet his family when they still lived on Green Ave in Lawrenceville.  Here I am a girl from Illinois meeting my future husband’s family and feeling a little nervous.  I walk in through the front door, which I believe is the last time I used the front door, and there he was Jamey.  He was 18 at the time wearing the biggest grin ever with a duster in his hand!  He wanted the house to look nice for me so he was dusting the antique light fixture his parents had purchased on one of the family vacations in Maine.  I think that is when I fell in love with Jamey~

I thought who does that?  He has got to have a great heart and a gentle soul and I was correct on both counts.  Jamey and I bonded and became each other’s touch points in the Cranstoun world; we both “hid” while playing a mean game of “Oh Hell”.  While the brothers Mark and Steve tried to out maneuver each other and Stan and Anne Marie were natural card sharks Jamey and I tried to fly under the radar- we bid zero the entire game and had an understanding that we were the Card Sharks the others were just trying too hard!

Jamey became the younger brother I never had.  He put up with this Irish Catholic girl (yes the temper is always just below the surface) and I believe I filled a space in his heart that was incomplete since his mother passed away.  He adored Anne Marie, so the sister role didn’t need feeling, but I became an older confidant that he knew loved him unconditionally and was fiercely protective of him.  He once called me to ask when he would know if the girl he met was the “one”.  We talked for a while and the next thing I knew he had broken up with the girl he was dating.  He met Kim a few years later and called me again, “You know that talk we had about the “one” I found her.”

Once Jamey found Kim all the empty spaces of his heart were filled by her.  He didn’t need me as his confidant now, I became the older sister he could share stories with of his wife.  Jamey’s heart grew even more when Caeley was born and then he would call and share proud dad moments.

I was eternally grateful that Kim and Caeley entered his life; he was complete and happier than I had ever known him to be.

Jamey, the best ally a girl could have in life!